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    August 29, 2013
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>> the bay bridge is now shut down. and commuters are looking for other ways to get around. we will have the latest from the bridge and updates on construction. >> and in yosemite, the rim wildfire grows to more than we have the latest details next. >> good morning and thanks for joining us on this thursday august 29th. i'm james fletcher. we want to update you on the latest with the bay bridge closure, but first lets get a quick check of traffic for this early morning commute with erica. >> we are not dealing with any current incidents. the bay bridge is completely shut down and you can see
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all the construction at the toll plaza. there is no traffic getting through at this time. disclosure happened at 8:00 p.m. last night. this will continue until tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m.. in the meantime you have to use the san mateo bridge. you should keep in mind that the san mateo bridge only has three lanes. this is compared to the five planes that the bay bridge usually has. we're not seen any increase in your drive times. the letter on this morning things will back up. it is also a little hazy outside. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge. i want to highlight some of the areas where we are expecting additional traffic. so far so good we
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are not saying anything on a roadway sensors. another area that you should look at is that people coming from the golden gate bridge. you may want to allow yourself some extra time issue that ought to work in school. we are starting off with a live look from our roof cam. we are saying areas of fog. as we take a look at the temperatures you will see that they are trending a little bit warmer. we are
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dealing with a deeper marin layer. the fog is pushing inland this morning. a lot of us will be waking up to gray skies. in the fall that you do see will be quick to burn off. pleasanton and will have a high of 87 degrees. we will keep it in the '60s for san francisco in daly city. and one your 7 day around the bay highlights tamara's the warmest day of the week. you could expect cooler weather as we transition. >> our top story this morning. the bay bridge is official closed until 5am tuesday morning. it shut down last night at 8pm. that is where we find kron 4's will tran with the latest in the construction. will, does it look like they made progress overnight? >> you really would not know
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that it is closed. you can see that the work is getting done right behind me. there are hundreds of trucks coming and going. chp officers--everyone is focusing on the east bay. you concede that it is lit up. there is an area that it is so dangerous and it told me i had to turn around because it was too busy for my car to be down there. they exported meat and back to this direction. coming up a 4:30 a.m. we will be escorted on to the new eastern span and i will let you know what the progress is. at 8:00 a.m. this morning they are scheduled have a press conference. they will let everyone know where they are. if they do not get these things done obviously, at 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning as will be in jeopardy. they have a
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strict deadline that they need to meet every hour. it is hard to believe after 80, 90 years old eastern span is now out of commission. >> with the bay bridge shutdown until five tuesday morning, there are many other options to getting around the bay area. bart is running 24 hour service stopping at 14 stations over the labor day weekend. the trains running every hour during the times they are normally closed. all ac transit bus services across the bridge have been suspended until the new bridge opens. but the san francisco bay ferries have extra boats in the water during the closure. they will be heading to and from the oakland, alameda main street, harbor bay, vallejo and san francisco terminals. ferries will depart every 45 minutes during peak commute hours. even with all these added services, transit officials
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advise giving yourself enough time to get to your destination. now in effect. >> let's go live with kron4 as mike pelton. >> there is no problem this morning and i see a steady string of traffic. we compare this to the typical morning commute. you can see the toll plaza off in the distance. so far there are no backups. people are moving through with no problems. >> we will talk more about
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the eastern span. although eastern span may be closing for good it will not be disappearing any time soon. bay bridge officials say it will take about three years to take apart and remove the entire span. the old stand cannot be blown up, because the debris would fall and pollute the bay. it will have to be removed very carefully due to its proximity to the new span. remove most and cost $233 million. >> and word what will happen till the bay bridge patrotroll. here is, if you have
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not heard about it. the snarling sculpture was placed under the easton's memo crews completed repairs after a section collapsed. no permission was given, but it was put up discreetly as a good look token to keep the bridge safe. some of the possible options, it could be moved to a museum, or to the new span. >> stay with kron4 as we keep you updated on the bay bridge shut down. you can also get the latest on our web site at kron 4.com and our new kron4 mobile app. there is a special tile devoted to the latest updates on the bridge.
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align morning news. san diego mayor bob filner will resign friday. this comes after multiple allegations. and a special election has been set to find a new mayor. >> president obama is still deciding if he will launch a military strike against syria. and some in congress want answers. that coming up. but first. yosemite.
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>> firefighters are making fire, which has been burning for nearly two- weeks in and around yosemite national park. and alameda county fire says the crews it deployed a week ago are on their way back home, after a strike team relieved them of their duties. here is what we know this morning. the rim fire has charred more than 192-thousand acres. which is more than 300 square miles. the wildfire is 30-percent contained. that is up from 23-percent yesterday. the san francisco public utilities commission says that the city's water supply reservoir remains *unaffected by the massive rim fire. kron 4's philippe djegal reports from tuolumne county with more. >> the new images paint a very smokey and firey picture. as you can see. the fire still emitting what looks like a volcanic eruption. fire crews continue to battle the flames on the shoulders of highways. while helicopters fill up with water and fire retardant to slow the spread of the fire and knock down flames. you can see a member of the california national guard in a chopper as water is released over wildland. and, in this photo you can barely see the chopper as it makes it's flyover. that area of the forest engulfed in smoke. throughout the day.
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crews fighting hot spots burning on the northwestern part of yosemite national park. but this area is remote and away from tourists. at this point, there are more than 45-hundred fire fighters involved in the rim fire. in a battle costing more than 33-million dollars so far. more than 55-hundred structures remain threatened. but crews are making headway on the fire. focusing their attention on building containment lines on the northwestern and southeastern parts of the burn zone. in tuolumne county, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> take a look at this stunning lapse video of the "rim fire." you can see the smoke and flames billowing up to the sky. about 55-hundred structures are threatened by the blaze. and more than 110 buildings have been destroyed. several communities nearby the fire remain under evacuation. >> still ahead on the kron 4 morning news.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. our top story this morning is the bay bridge closure. here's a live look outside >> unfortunately we are not tracking any accidents. it should be a smooth ride. as the morning goes on we will see the impact of the traffic started to show itself. it looks like most people will be heading over to the san mateo bridge. you can definitely see that the traffic is heavier on the other side. this is probably the option for most people. you can have over to the dumbarton bridge. and of course most of the people come from the shore freeway will instead of over to the
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richmond san rafael bridge. as of right now, so far so good it is okay. the chp did report that there was a stall in the northbound direction. >> i quickly want to go over some of the spots where we will see an increase in traffic problem morning. one of the spots is sir francis drake boulevard. right now is looking good but you can expect more cars on the road. of course, we will see the increase in volume in interstate 880 where it meets highway 92. as of right now we're seeing all green on the screen. as of right now the traffic is looking pretty good but public transit is also an alternative. this will be running 24 hours limited service. this is during peak hours only. as we focus on
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your thursday forecast we are waking up to temperatures warmer this morning. a lot of us are sitting in the '60s. >> we will see breaks of sunshine by the 8:00 a.m. hour. the cult will return to the forecast by 8:00 p.m. tonight.clouds will return by 80 p.m. tonight. low 80s and slated for sunnyvale. you can expect a mostly sunny day with temperatures floating for 90 degrees. mid-70s for hayward. downtown san francisco will have a high of 69 degrees. low 80s for petaluma. your extended forecasts shows the seven day of around the bay showing a cool down for
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labor day. >> a date for a special election to replace san diego mayor bob filner has been set. the city council has agreed to november 19th. filner is scheduled to resign tomorrow following sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women. democratic mayor in decades when he took office in december. the city charter requires a special election if a mayor resigns with more than one year left on his term. the city clerk estimates the election would cost about $6 million and more if a runoff is required. linepennsylvania's governor is blocking same sex marriage licenses in the state. comparing gay and lesbian couples to children. republican governor tom corbett's administration has filed a lawsuit saying the licenses are invalid. state attorneys compare same sex couples to children who can't marry because a 1996 law says marriage is between a man and a woman. officials in montgomery county say the law is discriminatory. >> survivors and family
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members of the victims have called thnidal hasan a trader. cnn's andrew spencer reporting a military jury has now recommended the death penalty for the army major who killed more than a dozen soldiers at fort hood in 2009. >> at the end of the day i get a chance to get out of this chair and see this as something that he cannot do it again. >> after a ruling, the mother of one of the victims read a statement. >> we have all heard that he
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will get the death penalty. i know and i feel that he is a coward. he is a traitor, he is a murderer. >> they will decide whether or not the up hailed the verdict. a process that could take months. the execution may not come quickly. the last execution that the military did was in 1961. >> thousands marked the 50- th anniversary of the march on washington at the national mall. president barack obama commemorated doctor martin luther king junior's "i have a dream" speech at the event. during obama's speech, he talked about the lasting legacy of the 1963 march. >> because they marched, america became more free and more fair not just for african americans, but for women and latinos, asians and native americans, for catholics, jews and muslims, for gays, for
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americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me and the entire world drew strength from that example. linepresident obama was one of several speakers at the ceremony. he joined past presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton as well as oprah winfrey and martin luther king junior's children. >> house speaker john boehner says he wants answers from president obama about possible u-s military action in syria. boehner says he wants a "clear, unambiguous explanation" of how military action will secure u-s interests. the president says he is still discussing whether to launch a military strike against syria. he says he believes the syrian government is responsible for an august 21st chemical weapon attack that rebels claim killed 13-hundred people.
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>> coming up on kron 4 news. we will show you some reactions to the bay bridge closing. this will be it the semaphore the next people behaving badly.coming upt segment of people behaving badly. p[
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>> thank you for staying up with us. the inland highs will be in the upper 80s. mid 60's for the coast. friday is expected to be the warmest day of the week. i will focus on your labor day forecasts coming up. >> (male annoucer): now here is stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> you gotta make a left . no no no no you gotta make a left if you want to see people behaving badly might i suggest you announce that you plan to close a major artery for 5 days, nats: yelling oh want they did nats: more yelling pay no attention to this driver he is from texas and in texas that must be how they do things come to think of it they do that here too moving on.
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you see the bay bridge is closed so we can get a new slightly safer bridge that will last 150 years or the next big quake which ever comes first hey dude the bridge is the other way. nats: ambiance there you go. some people thought is was safe to sneak across the bridge in the carpool lane as a solo driver nats:ambiance it wasn't these guys got into a finder bender so what better place to exchange information than in a lane of traffic nat: ambiance if traffic is backed up simply ise the on coming traffic lane after all no one else is using it the one thins that seems to urke more drivers are people who are in such a rush that they don't have time to wait like normal people nats: ambiance you can make left turns when it cleary reads no left turns nats: ambiance and you absolutely must lay on the horn who cares its illegal and annoying
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.althought i must admit it worked here nats: ambiance rememeber to make your own turning lane pay no attention to the man with the parking enforcement ticket book oh and stay off your cell phones, unless you really want to be featured on people behaving badly nats: ambiance you know what maybe we should shut the bridge down every other weekend it makes for good material . in not joking. nats: ambiance in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news
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>> our top story this morning is the bay bridge closure. here is a live look outside from the toll plaza. >> so far so good we are now
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running into any problems but you can expect 880, the san mateo bridge, 92 will be a problem. >> remember that the bridge closure is set to go on till 5:00 a.m. on tuesday morning. as we take it over to the san mateo bridge, i have been knowing an increase in volume. that is reserved for a right hand side of your screen. the golden gate bridge is looking pretty good. we're seeing more cars on a road.
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right now, we're not looking at the problems of budget was still one to add a couple of minutes at the very least to your drive time if you do not want to deal with the extra traffic public transit is a alternative. >> bart will provide 24 hours a day service at 14 of their stations. series services will step up every 45 minutes during peak commute hours. i do want to remind you that a.c. transit will not be providing services. however, that was still run a service within the east bay itself. we will continue to follow this story in the meantime let's focus on the forecast. >> the temperatures are warmer than a few hours ago.
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63 degrees out the door in livermore. there are areas of fog and marine lairs. bright skies and temperatures will be flirting with 90 degrees. we may hit 90 degrees for one of creek. it will be similar along the east shore line compared to what we saw yesterday. 77 degrees for san leandro. plenty of 80s on board and morgan hill will come in at 86 degrees. low 80s for cupertino and sunnyvale. downtown san francisco will be checking in at 69 degrees. we will see warmer weather. take a look at redwood city. they will have a high of 83 degrees. >> mid '80s for napa and sonoma. fairfield will get pretty close to my degrees. your 7 day around the bay
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highlights tamara's the warmest day but you can expect cooler weather for our top story this morning. the bay bridge is officially closed until 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. it is shut dow shut down last - 8 p.m that is where we will find kron4 will tran with the latest in the construction. >> it seems like a military operation. i am right next to the toll plaza. if you do not pay attention, you could get ran over. you are looking at the macarthur mayes that is obviously shut down. they are grinding and paving. everything is on a tight schedule. here is video of them shutting down. for them to be of her safely
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they had to obviously shut this down and they let us know about this for months. we found out a few weeks ago that they were able to go ahead and work on the bridge even though it is closed to traffic. this shutdown yesterday before 8:00 p.m.. >> the last car that was able cross was a vintage 1930 car because the eastern span was built in the 30's. it carry billions of people across during that time. you can see behind me that they are working on it. we have to be exported because that is how dangerous it is. i am not nearly close to the construction site. coming up at 8:00 a.m. they will have a news conference to let us know what the progress or lack thereof. also, we will
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go on to the east and span to let you know what it looks like. i cannot wait. >> of course, let's talk about your options. >> bart is running 24-hour service at stopping at 14 stations over the labor day weekend. all ac transit bus services across the bridge have been suspended until the new bridge opens. the san francisco bay ferries will have extra bpats in the water during the closure. they will be heading to and from the oakland, alameda, barbara bay, vallejo and san francisco terminals. series will depart every 45 minutes during commute hours. even with all of
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these added services, transit officials ask that you give yourself extra time to get to your destination. >> continuing our team coverage of the bay bridge closure this morning. as we recommended the san mattel bridge will be a popular route for people looking to get into san francisco. that is where we will find kron4 mike pelton. >> for the most part cars are going through especially those in the fasttrack claim. you could see that we are seen much more traffic than we normally would see. it looks like this will be a popular option drop the morning. but if you are looking for an option that you can use this morning, right now the san mateo bridge is moving right along. >> now let's turn to the san rafael bridge, which is another option for
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commuters. to get you more new is on that we will turn to kron 4 jackie sissel. >> it has already begun. we're seeing twice as much traffic. this will be a popular option for people coming down from the hercules, pinole area. a goes down to two lanes on the road. once to get across, to get over to 1 01 you have to take sir francis drake which is a single road. as we start the morning commute already about twice as much traffic is using this bridge. >> do not forget that it also has lights. give yourself plenty of time. >> stay with kron4. we will keep you updated on the bay
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bridge shut down. you can also get the latest on our web site at kron4.com and our new kron4 mobile app. there is a special tile devoted to the latest updates on the bridge. >> >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. a crowd rallied at frank ogawa plaza to recognize the injustice in the trayvon martin case. this all on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. that story coming up. lineit's a 'no go' for a controversial proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks at city owned facilities in san jose. why city council killed the proposal. but first. president obama says he would like to raise minimum wage.
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but he needs the help of congress. that after the break.
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>> watching wall street this morning. the weekly jobless claims
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will be released by the labor department. and freddie mac will release the weekly mortgage rates later this morning. the stock market edged higher yesterday as the price of oil increased to the highest in more than two years. here's a look at the closing numbers. the dow rose 48 points. the nasdaq gained nearly 15 points. and the s and p came up 4 points. opening bell at 6:30. >> a series of one-day strikes by fast-food workers that has been rolling through america since november will reach the bay area on thursday, when hundreds of employees are expected to walk off their low-paying jobs at mcdonald's and other eateries to demand higher wages and more working hours. workers have been planning the strike for months and plan to form a union in its aftermath to press their call for minimum $15-an- hour pay, co-organizer shonda roberts of oakland said. "we just want to be able to make enough money to
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provide the basic necessities of life: food, rent, clothing for my children," said the 38-year- old mother of three, who works at kentucky fried chicken. a linepresident obama says he wants to increase the minimum wage. but he needs the help of congress. the president says increasing the minimum wage will help boost the economy. >> "i strongly believe that we should be passing an increase in the minimum wage that hasn't, as a practical matter, really gone up in a very long time when you factor in inflation. that would make a difference for millions of people around the country. i think that it is important for us to make sure that we're rebuilding the infrastructure of this nation. we could be putting people back to work right now, increasing the growth of the economy, reducing unemployment. those things, i need congress to do." >> president obama wants to raise the minimum wage from 7-dollars-25 cents to nine dollars an hour by 2015.
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critics say it would cost jobs and would not help reduce poverty. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. new allegations against a surfing a teacher currently jailed on a child sex abuse charges in santa cruz. we will have the latest coming up.
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. our top story this morning is the bay bridge closure. here's a live look outside from the toll plaza. >> we will have a live report coming up at 5:00 a.m.. >> let's go to the traffic. >> we are seen at double the traffic heading across the san mateo bridge. i want to take a another at live look at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do
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have closures in place since 8:00 p.m. last month. you can see the construction crews are still on the scene. this bridge closure is expected to go on tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m.. a lot of people are heading to the san rafael bridge. it is only for 40 7:00 a.m. and we are seeing a little bit of space between cars. the golden gate bridge it does not look pretty bad. a lot of people are coming from highway 4. it is really not built to handle all this extra traffic. they will head down the golden gate to get on 19th avenue. >> the traffic is already building coming off the richmond san rafael bridge. we did see areas of yellow
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with speeds averaging about 40 mi. per hour. we are seen a backups on sir francis boulevard. we do expect extra traffic down 19th ave. so far so good do not expect this to be the same as the morning progresses. this is a look picture traffic. on to your thursday forecast. >> we have patchy fog and drizzle. a widespread clouds we're waking up to mainly 50's and low 60's. as we head into afternoon it will be sunny and mild. it will be pretty much like yesterday. the temperatures will be pretty close to mid
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60's so low 90's. as we head into the evening the clouds will roll in and we was see the return fog and drizzle. your extended forecast the show a cooler conditions for labor day weekend. >> investigators discovered that a one-time surfing teacher currently jailed on child sex abuse charges took inappropriate photos of young girls at santa cruz high school, police said today. santa cruz police alleged that dylan greiner, 38, took pictures of girls while a special guest for "pool jr. guard" programs run by the seahorse swim school in santa cruz, santa cruz police deputy chief steve clark said. the seahorse swim school had been running the programs out of the swimming pool at the campus of santa cruz high school, where it rented the pool for swim classes, clark said. santa cruz city schools, which oversees the public high school, was not affiliated with the swim school and was not responsible for its employees or volunteers, clark said.
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greiner, 38, who taught children how to surf at two other santa cruz schools, was charged last wednesday with 28 criminal charges including four felony charges of lewd and lascivious behavior on a minor and felony child pornography allegations. >> before defending their title as america's cup champions in the finals of the regatta in san francisco next month, oracle team usa officials will first have to defend themselves at a hearing that the team illegally modified its boats. the america's cup international jury is hearing the allegations at a hearing at 10 a.m. thursday at pier 23. race officials said the hearing is closed to the public. the international jury, a five-person panel tasked with resolving disputes over rules for the race, is investigating allegations that oracle illegally modified its ac45 boats during exhibition races in 2012 and earlier this year. the boats are smaller versions of the 72-foot catamarans being used in the upcoming america's cup finals, where oracle will face emirates team new zealand starting sept. 7. oracle allegedly had additional weight in the forward king posts
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of the boats, in violation of race rules. the modifications were discovered recently during inspections of the boats, which are being used in the red bull youth america's cup beginning sunday. oracle team usa was ordered to return trophies that it won in the america's cup world series exhibition races, which took place in san francisco and rhode island last year and in italy last april. >> a crowd rallied at frank ogawa plaza. to recognize- what they called - the injustice in trayvon martin case. and to support the martin family in the effort to amend the stand your ground laws. if the amendment is passed, an aggressor cannot use the law to protect his or herself after killing someone. organizers used august 28th, the same day as the anniversary of the 'i have a dream' speech, as a way to acknowledge trayvon martin's death. >> a study released today by the american civil liberties union and two other groups says that black youths in oakland are being arrested at disproportionate rates by oakland and school district police. christopher bridges, a racial justice fellow at the aclu of northern california, said, "it's my belief that there's some targeting of black youths."
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the study said between 2006 and 2012 black youths made up 73.5 percent of all juvenile arrests in oakland even though they comprise just 29.3 percent of the city's youth population. similarly, black youths accounted for 73 percent of arrests by school district police over the past two years even though they comprise only 30.5 percent of the school's population, the report said. >> kro another letter today from convicted serial killer joseph naso. it is the first time we have heard from naso since his conviction last week. hand-written letter, naso says. he was -- quote -- "found unjustly guilty." he calls the case a "farce" and insists that several pieces of evidence used against him, had no bearing on the murder cases, and should not have been allowed to be heard by the jury. the 79-year-old one time photographer was found guilty last week of killing four bay area women decades ago. the jury will reconvene next week to decide whether naso gets the death penalty or life behind bars.
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i'm it is 'no go' for a controversial proposal to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks at city- owned facilities in san jose. the city council killed killed the proposal by councilman ash kalra this afternoon. kalra had proposed banning the sale of high- sugar drinks and whole milk at city hall, community centers and libraries. city councilman pete constant.who opposes kalra's plan says, the city needs to focus on other priorities like finding money to put more police officers on the street.
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>> welcome back. today will be similar to what we saw yesterday. friday is expected to be the warmest day of the week. >> the times for 50 5:00 a.m..
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the first american-made ford fusion will roll off a detroit area assembly line today. 14-hundred new employees were hired at the flat rock plant to keep up with demand for the ford fusion. the new hires are part of ford's plan to bring jobs to the u-s that were previously located in other countries. ford says fusion is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains and that's boosting demand. the carmakes reports sales for the fusion are up 13 percent this year. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news. the eastern span of the bay bridge is closed for ever. we will have a team coverage all morning telling you the best routes for you and your morning commute. >> the rimfire continues to burn. we will have the latest on containment. >> we are watching wall street this morning as the weekly jobless and mortgage
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rates will be released at 5:30 a.m.. we will talk about market futures coming up.
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>> the bay bridge is now shut down. commuters are looking for other ways to get around. will have the latest from the bridge and updates on the construction. >> we continue to cover the
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bay bridge closure, we will be tracking alternative options, letting you know what is the best way to get around the bay area. >> we are keeping an eye on the morning commute as bay area residents are heading out the door. >> i take the golden gate bridge for a.m. and i did see five times the number cars that i normally see. >> the san mateo bridge volume is up. the question then arises is what would be like an hour? >> it is odd because of the construction of the toll plaza. let's first go to the richmond center fell bridge. we--sorry, we have the san mateo bridge. this will carry the most of the
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traffic. out that most people will head this way. the traffic coming down from the upper east shore freeway, detector which ms. sander fell bridge to the golden gate bridge you will have to pay double. if you live in that area you are better off taking highway 37 because a runs a full capacity. 92, i will probably see more traffic over the weekend here. >> at 5:00 in the morning, one to two hours is seems that this commute-- >> here is a rich and senator phil bridge. because of the land reconfiguration that wathrough the richmond december fell bridge. because of the reconfiguration this has been jamming up. witness the
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huge backups to interstate 80 on the 580 ride. the toll plaza shot from the san mateo bridge looks rougher and. you can see all of these planes are full. already there is a lot of traffic on this bridge. the golden gate bridge, 1 01 southbound is not looking like a lot but at the time you come in you hardly ever see any cars. at present, we're still looking good but the critical spots will be sir francis drake boulevard. they're all doing well so far but this is when we will start to see the heaviest traffic. >> as we take a look at this temperatures there are warmer than where there were 24 hours ago. a little bit cooler coast side. this
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afternoon would have highs similar to what we saw yesterday. i will break down the numbers coming up. >> our top story this morning. the bay bridge is officially closed until 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. at 8:00 p.m. last night the toll plaza post is the gates, and that is where we find kron 4 will tran with the latest. >> so far so good, and judging by the site and the sounds, it is very busy out here. as you can say dozens, if not hundreds of trucks are at this location. they are ready to hop on the new eastern span. by the time is over they claim that 5000 dump trucks will be on and off the new eastern span by tuesday at 5:00 a.m.. that will be dropping off asphalt
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and picking up debris. if you are not careful you may get ran over. we have been escorted because they did not want us to get hurt. you can say they are bumper-to- bumper. one of the reasons why is that theyave tell you that at any given time for a culture workers are on the eastern span. coming up a.m. they will give us a news conference to let us know what progress that they are making their on a very tight schedule. if they fall behind, the 2 6:05 a.m. opening could b tuesday 5:g
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may have to be delayed. >> let's talk about other ways to get around the bay area. bart is running the 24 hour service stopping f-14 stations over the labor day weekend. the trains will run every hour during the time that they normally are closed. all ac transit bus services across the bridge have been suspended until the new bridge opens. the san francisco bay ferries have extra boats in the water during the closure. they will be heading to and from the oakland, alameda main street, are bay, vallejo and san francisco terminals. ferries will depart every 45 minutes during peak commute hours. even with all of these added
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services, transit officials advise if you give yourself enough time. >> while old eastern span may be closing for good, it will not be disappearing any time soon. bay bridge officials say it will take about three years to take apart and remove the bridge safely. the whole span cannot be blown up, because of the debris would fall and pollute the bay. it will have to be removed very carefully due to its proximity. removing the zero spent will cost $233 million. >> continuing our team coverage of the bay bridge closure of this morning as we mentioned the san mattel bridge will be a popular route for people looking to get into the city that is where we will find kron4 mike pelton. >> nicosia a little bit of a
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backups forming on the left- hand side. these are fasttrack customers. it does not look like a typical 5:00 a.m. commute. it is much heavier the what we normally see. a lot of people are getting out the door early. if you are just heading out, this is a good option for you the san mateo bridge. the backup may get better over the next hour. >> stay with kron4 as we keep you updated on the bay bridge shutdown. you can also get the latest on our web site kron4.com and our new kron4 mobile app. there is a special tile devoted to the latest updates on the bridge. >> coming up on kron 4
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morning news. president obama is still even evaluating how the united states will respond to the attack on syrian civilians. what administration officials are saying about taking actions with or without the backing of allied nations. >> the army psychiatrist convicted in the shooting rampage that left 13 dead and dozens wounded now knows his fate. more on the ruling, and the next set of appeals that he faces. >> + we will have an update on the 12 a day old wild fire that is still burning in this a mini national park. more on the growth and the containment of the fire when we come back.
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>> the time is 5:11 a.m.. thousands of firefighters are ready to defend the yosemite area from a fire the size of new york city. >> the rimfire is now 30 percent contained. the wild fire in and around yosemite national park has burned through 192,000 a. and is
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threatening 4500 structures. the fire continues to grow but officials say it is not spreading as fast. it is now the sixth largest wild fire in the united states history. >> we have a son stunning video of the massive program fire. >> in this a time lapse, and you can see the smoke and flames billowing up in the sky. about 5500 structures are threatened by the blaze and more than 110 buildings have been destroyed. several communities nearby the fire remained under the evacuation. >> we both have more coverage on the bay bridge >> we both have more coverage on the bay bridge shutdown coming up.
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{ >> welcome back. the time is
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by 3:00 p.m.. the bridge is a shutdown and as a result we have people heading to other areas to get around. >> it appears a stow people think that they will be able to get around these delays. a lot more people will be driving that would have been better advised to stay at home. we're sink heavier driving on bay area bridges. here is a live look at the richmond san rafael bridge. jackie sissel is live. he also knows but within the last few months since they have restrike the lanes that it has already made getting to this bridge a bigger problem than it was. how does it look for you so far? >> i went across the bridge at 3:45 a.m.. it is already
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a double the capacity that are normally would see. i am here a the toll plaza with a lot of traffic. if this will be a popular place for people to come down from the pinole and hercules area. you will get over here to the richmond center fell bridge and you concede construction. but once you get across a bridge that is when the issue is a start. there are only two lanes going across. to get to 101, you have to take sir francis drake which is just a single line. there is a lot of cars on the road. that will be the chokepoint of all this. the traffic is already pouring in. >> let's quickly to talk about what jackie was mentioning. this route comes across san quentin. it
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connects with 101 and that is where you will see a real bottleneck. it cannot handle all of this capacity. of course, our other chokepoint will bay here at the san mateo bridge. we are already seen it from a toll plaza heavier traffic heading westward. this is the shot of the approach and we are about a half a mile from the toll plaza. here is still look and now we are looking westward. it is already starting to be backed up. lookit this deal from our camera at the toll plaza. look that the density of the traffic. this is what you normally expect to see at 8:00 a.m.. here is a another look at highway 880 in the southbound direction. this is leading up to 92. it is already starting to back up. the red is shown on the
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roadway sensors meaning that congestion is coming from to 38 and san leandro. the san mateo bridges are ready starting to look bad. >> here's a quick check from the golden gate bridge, 1 01 southbound. there are more cars streaming in this direction. remember, if you normally do not use the bay bridge but one of these others you should give yourself extra time. you will be encountering extra traffic. >> here is a live look outside from our roof cam. there is a deeper marin later. the cloud cover is more widespread than what we saw yesterday. the temperatures however are on the mild side. we do have pockets of 56 in the north bay. as we put the clock into motion here is a look at the noon hour is mostly '70s inside the bay. will
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start to see more in the web 80s as we head into the afternoon. as with placed down these numbers you will see '70s and '80s. santa clara will have a high of 84 degrees. starting with the 90 degree mark in casper. take a look a danville with a high of 87 degrees downtown sampras's go will have a high of 69 degrees. >> in terms of your extended forecast a 7 day around the bay, friday is highlighted as the warmest day of the week. they will try law for the weekend. labor day is shaping up to be a cool day. >> u.s. intelligence officials are preparing briefings for a conference aimed at linking last week's chemical attack in syrrian on government. russia has
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blocked efforts to seek a united nations resolution and britain's prime minister says that he is holding off on enjoining any military efforts until a u.n. inspection team releases their findings about the attack. the obama administration is bowing to take action even without the backing of the new man. >>u. n. >> house speaker john boeh forner says that he wants answers from president obama of all possible u.s. military action in syria. he says that he wants a clear, on explainable answer of how military action was secure u.s. interests. the white house says that it believes that the syrian government is responsible for august
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21st chemical weapon attack that killed 1300 people. >> a rare military death sentence has been reached at ford could. that is the penalty for major nidal hasan, who was convicted of the 2009 shooting rampage. the american-born muslim of palestinian descent and acted as his own attorney and never denied his actions. before an execution date is set, he faces the years, if not decades, of appeals. there will be one key difference, unlike the trial, he will not be able to represent himself. >> pennsylvania's the government is blocking same- sex marriage licenses and the state. republican gov. tom corbett';s administration has filed a lawsuit san that the licenses are invalid. state attorneys compare same-sex
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couples to children who cannot marry because a 1996 law says that marriage is between a man and woman. officials in montgomery county said that the law is discriminatory. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. 1400 employees were hired admit was a ford factory to keep up the demand for one model. today the company is rolling out the first of its kind of one model. >> investigators have gained new evidence against the santa cruz search instructor that is currently jailed on sex abuse charges. p[
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>> welcome back. we are watching wall street this morning. the weekly jobless claims will be released by the labor department. freddie mac will release the weekly mortgage rates later this morning. the stock market edged higher yesterday as the price of oil increased. >> here's a look at the
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close the numbers. the dow rose 48 points. the nasdaq gained nearly 15 points. the s&p came up four points. opening bell as 6:30 a.m.. >> the first american made ford fusion will roll off a detroit area assembly line today. 1400 new employees were hired at the flat rock plant to keep up with the demand of the ford fusion. the new higher rates are a part of ford's plan to bring jobs to the united states. ford says said the fusion is the first sedan's tall for
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gasoline, hybrid and plug in hybrid power train and that is boosting demand. the car maker reports that their sales for the fusion are up 13%. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. people are hitting the roads early due to the bay bridge been closed. if you get anything, the need to leave as early as possible. will be right back. unbelievable.
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an overcrowded sheep farm. in my head... never looked like that farmer took proper care of those sheep. too much? a little. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >> welcome back. our top story this morning. it the bay bridge closure. >> we are seen heavier traffic on of alternative bridges. here is a live look
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at the richmond san rafael bridge. this is the ride westbound of the toll plaza. the volume is at least twice as what it normally is. there is heavier traffic. i want to point up that you're ride through the richmond san rafael bridge, once you get off of it the chokepoint will be here on serve francis drake boulevard. in fact, you can see 1 01 southbound is starting to slow. this is in itself a chokepoint itself. this merging traffic has to take an elevated ramp to get on the freeway. it is a tight merger and the traffic is normally slow in this area. the other alternate would be to take highway 92, the san
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mateo bridge. the approach, is aboudoes not look bad. take a look at the ride on 880 southbound. we are seen to said big increase and some congestion leading highway 92. a again we talked about this being likely a major chokepoint. your ride from the toll plaza heading west, you concede that the amount of volume is at least twice where it should be at this hour. already, it is heavy. your ride to the golden gate bridge there is a lot of traffic in the southbound direction. it is likely that this can get very serious. >> our top story this morning the bay bridge is officially closed until 5:00
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a.m. tuesday morning. at 8:00 p.m. last month the toll plaza closed its case, kron4 will tran has the latest with the construction. >> they might as well charge a toll, there are so many vehicles out here. if you can see a few trucks are headed towards the toll plaza. we will zoom in, that is the macarthur mayes that is also close down. there try to get off the macarthur mayes down to the bay bridge. they say that by the time this is all said and done 5000 trucks will be on and off this bridge. they will be dropping off asphalt or either picking up the debris. for this to happen, they had to shut down the bay bridge and here is video of the shutdown. it happened before 8:00 p.m. last night. most people know about the shutdown and the chp was handling it. no injuries, no
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crashes. it once mold. the last car that crossed was a 1930 ford because this is the same year that a's and span was built. millions of people have crossed the span. they promise to get this opened up on tuesday at 5:00 a.m.. they're on a strict deadline. and about 2 1/2 hours from now will have a news conference from caltran. we will carry this live as it happens. >> >> it just after 4:00 a.m. i am out here at the toll
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plaza and the traffic is dead locked. so far, so good it may get extremely busy. the golden gate bridge is a alternative that you could take. i just spoke with a marin county share of and he stated that the traffic has been light compared to other days. people plan to telecommute or just skip work altogether. i will head to downtown san francisco to check in with bart riders to see how they feel about this. >> here is another allied check of the golden gate bridge. it is 4 to five times the amount of traffic. a reminder that mass transit will be your best bets. they
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will be running at 14 stations over the labor day weekend. the trains will run every hour during the times a day normally are closed. ac transit bus services will be suspended until the bridge reopens on tuesday. the series will have extra hours in the water during the closure. they will be heading to and from oakland, alameda up main street, harbert bay, vallejo and san francisco termers. there is will depart every 45 minutes during peak commute hours. >> continuing our team coverage of the bay bridge closure. the san mattel bridge will be a popular route for some people. that is where we will find kron4 mike pelton with more. >> on the right-hand side is
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the cash lanes. you could see a backups is coming. the fasttrack plane is moving smoothly. there are people tried to beat the traffic who have arrived here early. this is a very popular choice this morning. we're not even in the heart of rush hour. >> this will be one of the big worries. >> stay with kron4 we will keep you updated on the bay bridge shut down. you can also get the latest on our web site at kron4.com and on our new kron4 mobile app. there is a specialist tile devoted to the bay bridge.
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>> common among the kron 4 morning news. today marks the eighth anniversary of hurricane katrina. if we will tell you how it has been since the rebuilding of new orleans. >> if you take sleeping pills to get a good night's rest, you are not along. we will give you details of how many other americans are doing the same. >> as 6:30 a.m. we will have the opening bell lives, and what the markets are looking like.
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shhhhh! in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet. yeah, our babysitter didn't have a million ways to serve mom up on a silver platter. we had to count sheep to fall asleep. and i always worried that i was creating an overcrowded sheep farm. in my head... never looked like that farmer took proper care of those sheep. too much? a little. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. >> millions of u.s. adults
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are using sleeping pills. a new study by the centers for disease control and prevention estimates that nearly 9 million adults in the country take sleeping pills to get sufficient rest. experts believe that there are millions more will try other options like over- the-counter medicines or camomile tea, or simply do not get enough shut eye. the study says that overall, 4% of adults said that they have taken a prescription sleeping pill or sedative in the previous month. >> here is a live look outside at the san mateo bridge. this is probably one of your options of getting a round the bay bridge. as you can see, the traffic is building.
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>> welcome back. as we
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continue to monitor the shutdown of the bay bridge and the traffic impact that is felt. this is being seen on all the bay area bridges. one bridge and vesicular is caring a lot of traffic. this is interstate 580 of the richmond san rafael bridge. it looks like this is starting to have more traffic down when we last checked about 20 minutes ago. >> i would say that it is double if not tripled this time of morning. this time morning you are not dealing with a lot of traffic but we will see this bottle back once you get to the toll plaza. it will go down to two lanes. if you are not familiar with this, but for right lanes are cash and only and the three left lanes are for fasttrack. if you are not familiar with this bridge, get this into
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your mind that the right lanes are for cash only and the left lanes are for fasttrack. we will see this one of the problematic areas. >> also because of the construction for the last several months they have a reconfigured the lanes. they have created a bigger than normal traffic and this has been going on for months. it is the opposite end and we have sir francis drake boulevard because this is going to carry traffic from 580 to one on one. this is a very narrow road. looking at your ride to the san mateo bridge, one of the reasons for the slow traffic here southbound is a minor accident on the shoulder. this is why we see the slow traffic on roads sensors. this is a bit of a relief
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otherwise the traffic was already backed up on the nimitz freeway. >> here is mike pelton is shot of the approach to the bay bridge. this is how it is starting to slow and we're about a half a mile before the toll plaza in the westbound direction. again, they are lane on the configuration. here at the san mateo bridge, the carpool lanes are on the left inside and fasttrack is next to them. the traffic is already heavy. we're not tracking any incidents. >> here's a quick look at your golden gate bridge ride, before we do that less check the toll plaza. on a really heavy day you was see stop and go conditions even without an accident or a
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stall. it is possible that is what we will see this morning. the golden gate bridge ride, one on one is a steady stream of traffic. it is still heavier than normal. >> we will get a look at the weather. >> it is a little bit hazy and we have a deeper marin layer. the fog is pretty wide spread. we also have drizzle along the coast. as we take a look at the temperatures take a look at how mild is. oakland is common and 63 degrees. plenty of 60's to go or around. as with all the members and to the afternoon you will notice of my up to one conditions. if you like to yesterday, you will certainly like to that. we will be flirting with '90s.
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it will be a sunny and bright afternoon but as we head into the evening the clouds will start to roll land and was see the return of drizzle. the temperatures however, be in the '60s inside the bag. >> the seven day of around the bay highlights tomorrow as the warmest day of the week. the marin layer will continue and you can expect cooler conditions. >> today marks the eighth year anniversary of hurricane katrina. the deadly storm for ever change new orleans and made landfall and left more than 1500 people dead and some 200,000 homes damaged. the storm and displaced millions of people in the gulf region. it is considered the costliest disaster in the history of global insurance industry. the federal government has spent 120. billion dollars on the gulf
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region, post control the. the majority of that money, 75 billion, went to emergency relief operations. >> new this morning, detectives have some more victims of a well-known santa cruz serf instructor. investigators have revealed that among his victims were young girls at santa cruz high school. the suspect is 38 year-old dylan greiner. authorities said they found more than half a million photos and videos on his computer. investigators say that he taught children how to surf at santa cruz high and two other unnamed schools in santa cruz. he is facing 28 criminal charges including four felony counts of lewd and the basis of behavior on a minor and felony child pornography allegations. >> santa clara county union
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employees have reached a tentative labor deal. if the deal comes a week after service employees international union local 521 threatened to strike. some of the issues include required overtime by emergency dispatchers. the employees will vote on the proposal agreement today. union leaders are recommending that they approve it, local 521 also represents a public health nurses, hospital assistance, tax assessors, criminalists and other county employees. >> before defending their titles as america's cup champions in the finals of the regatta in san francisco next month, oracle teen usa officials will first have to defend themselves at a hearing. the international
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jury is investigating allegations that oracle e illegally modified their boats. the boats are smaller versions of the 72 ft. catamaran been used. the jury rules that stipulates that the panel can then a person or a team from future races if they find misconduct. >> on some bay area baseball. for the third straight game, the a's have owned the detroit tigers. bob melvin's club pounded the tigers for a season-high 21 hits tonight as the athletics hammer the tigers. brandon moss with two homers on the night. currey suzuki 0.3 for 4. the final score 14-4 a's. the rangers won so they stay second and 1/2 games in the west, for game
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lead in the wild card. >> more struggles for the san francisco giants. the giants and bats came alive too late in colorado. madison baumgartner rocketing on the league's this the best era, and just did not have the last month. the giants are off to mind, that will lead thtonight, they o arizona to face the diamondbacks tomorrow night. arizona to face the diamondbacks tomorrow night. úo úo
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>> welcome back. the old eastern span of the bridge now is closed for ever, commuters are taking to social media to say goodbye. but, they are saying by to the wrong side. here are some pictures that we found on our sharing sites, instagram. many of these users are saying that they cannot believe it is the
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last time they will drive over the bridge. but as you can see, these pictures are of the span of the bridge and that is not being replaced. >> coming up on the kron 4 news at 6:00 a.m.. the bay bridge is officially closed. we have team coverage is telling you the best way to get around. >> bart is one way people will be getting around the bay and to san francisco. they are running their service 24 hours until the bridge reopens. we will have an update on service schedules coming up. >> we are live when you can see that it is very busy. coming up i will show you the work that is being done. coming up i will show you the work that is being done. we will be right back. úo úo
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